A 41-year-old man has been is accused of breaking into a Jewish nursing home and assaulting an 84-year-old resident in a shocking antisemitic attack
Alen Califano allegedly walked into a nursing home on University Avenue, smoking a joint. He allegedly damaged property in the room of one inmate before moving onto another room, where he demanded money from its resident, an 84-year-old man. When he refused, he told the man “I’ll kill you, you fucking Jew”.
He allegedly struck the man with a cardboard tube, cutting him in the mouth and forehead, and then threw a fire extinguisher at him.
He was arrested in the building’s lobby, in possession of a collapsible baton and marijuana.
He faces charges of burglary, burglary causing physical injury, criminal possession of a weapon, possession of marijuana and assault as a hate crime.